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Re: hovers and screenreaders


From: Carin Headrick
Date: Feb 26, 2010 12:42PM

Thank you. You may get more brain-pickage if she asks me more questions.

----- Original Message -----
From: Steven Faulkner
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Sent: Friday, February 26, 2010 11:26 AM
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] hovers and screenreaders

Hi Carin,

the site is uisng the title attribute on links to provide extra information
about the link. Unfortunately many screen readers do not provide practical
access to this information. An alternative strategy is to use contextual
content hidden via CSS. This article by gez lemon explains one such method
Providing Context for Ambiguous Link Phrases


On 26 February 2010 15:36, Carin Headrick < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> Hi. I'm trying to help a webmaster. Her page is loaded with "click here"
> links. She put some kind of hovering title on some of them hoping
> screenreaders would find it. Mine sure didn't. I know that some things that
> hover can be found by screenreaders. What's the magic trick? She works for
> my city. The site is http://guelph.ca/living.cfm?subCatID=1179&;smocid=1764
> and behold the mass o' click heres!
> Carin